The Douro Valley, Porto & Salamanca

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Enjoy this fantastic 7-night cruise across Portugal and Spain visiting the beautiful Porto, the Douro Valley and Salamanca.

Special Offers
FREE Daily Excursion pack worth €335pp
Book by 31st December

Be carried away by the charm of the Mediterranean countries. From Portugal to Spain, you will visit Porto, a lively and fascinating city where you can taste its famous wine, or Guimarães, the beating heart of Portugal with a remarkable history that gives it today all its charm. We will guide you throughout this journey through the unique landscapes of the Douro but also cities with a rich heritage such as Lamego, Salamanca or Vila Real. All onboard the Premium grade MS Gil Eanes.

Inclusions

  • Return flights from Dublin to Porto
  • Return airport transfer to the port
  • 7 nights accommodation on board the 5 Anchor MS Gil Eanes based on 2 sharing
  • Captain Welcome Cocktail Reception
  • Unlimited complimentary onboard beverages, including beer, fine wine, spirits, mineral bottled water, soft drinks speciality coffees and tea.
  • Superb French Cuisine on a Full Board basis
  • Entertainment: On board professional entertainment
  • Free WiFi in lounge & bar
  • Gala dinner
  • Assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
  • Taxes and one 20kg checked bag per cabin

Itinerary

Day 1 Porto, Portugal

On arrival in Oporto, you’ll be transferred by coach to the dock.

Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 5:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. Tonight, join us on an optional excursion by coach for both packages: Tour of Porto “by night”.

Day 2 Porto

Join us for the optional excursions proposed :
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Porto, one of the oldest cities in Europe.
DISCOVERY: Touring Porto via tram and visiting the tram museum.

The afternoon is free to do as you please, or you can ask to be dropped off to the city center via rabelo boat. We’ll return on board for dinner and an evening of Fado entertainment.

Day 3 Regua

Join us for the optional excursions proposed :
CLASSIC: Tour of Guimaraes. DISCOVERY:
Hiking along the Douro River.

The afternoon will be spent cruising. Enjoy an evening of dancing or a stroll through Regua by night on your own.

Day 4 Regua & Vega De Terron

Join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Discover the formal gardens at the Mateus Palace and Vila Real. The afternoon will be spent cruising. Enjoy an evening of Flamenco entertainment.

Day 5 Barca D’alva, Portugal & Salamanca, Spain

Join us for the optional excursions proposed :
CLASSIC: Discover Salamanca and its unusual cathedral.
DISCOVERY: Discover Salamanca’s old town by bike.

Enjoy an evening of entertainment.

Day 6 Barca D’alva, Portugal & Pinhao, Spain

The morning will be spent cruising. Join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Discover the Porto wines, including tasting*. Tonight’s our gala dinner and evening.

Day 7 Pinhao, Spain & Porto, Portugal

Join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Lamego. The afternoon will be spent cruising. Enjoy an evening of traditional folk entertainment.

Day 8 Porto

Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Ireland.

Accommodation

MS Gil Eanes

Cabins

  • Upper deck: 34 double-occupancy cabins
  • Middle deck: 24 double-occupancy cabins
  • Main deck: 8 double-occupancy cabins

Amenities: All cabins have bathroom with shower, flat-screen TV, hair dryer, safe, and closet.

Characteristics

  • Year built: 2014/2015
  • Length: 80 m
  • Width: 11.4 m
  • Number of cabins: 54
  • Capacity: 132 passengers

Onboard amenities: Lounge with large picture windows, restaurant, library, TV, gift shop, elevator, sun deck with chaise lounges. Air-conditioning throughout entire boat and in each cabin, central heating, free onboard Wi-Fi.

Extra Information

Booking remarks

  • Optional insurance €25 (conditions apply)
  • A non-refundable, non-transferable booking deposit of €250 per person is required. Full payment if departure within 16 weeks.
  • Gratuities are not included and are payable at your discretion at the end of your cruise onboard.
  • Holidays & offers are subject to availability at time of booking
  • These prices are guidelines only and are subject to change and availability. Pricing will be confirmed at time of booking.
  • Single Supplement €705

  Cost per person: €1,669pp
  Number of nights: 7

07 Jul 2020 Main €1669
07 Jul 2020 Middle €1859
07 Jul 2020 Upper €1879

Single Supplement from €705

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